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20 June 2017
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Commonwealth announces offshore gas study

The Australian Government will complete a study into offshore gas basins in southern Australia, part of its $90 million commitment in domestic gas.

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16 June 2017
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No need for export controls: APPEA

The Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) Energy Supply Outlook (ESO) confirms that there is no need for LNG export restrictions, according to the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

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15 June 2017
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AEMO shines light on energy supply

In its inaugural Energy Supply Outlook (ESO), the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) highlights a low risk of electricity shortfalls for an average summer in 2017/18, however the power system remains susceptible to extreme conditions.

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9 June 2017
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Finkel fights for efficient gas markets

Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has unveiled a blueprint to optimise the National Electricity Market as a world-class electricity system that can serve the needs of today and rise to the challenges of tomorrow.

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24 May 2017
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Industry uncertainty keenly discussed at APPEA: Orchison reports

Today’s gas supply saga is now on equal controversial footing in eastern Australia with the electricity security and pricing shemozzle; they also share much uncertainty about how (and over what time) they can be resolved.

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24 May 2017
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SA has enough gas for centuries: Koutsantonis

South Australian Minister for Finance, State Development, Mineral Resources and Energy Tom Koutsantonis has talked up the role of gas at a recent conference.

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17 May 2017
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Queensland opens up Surat acreage

The Queensland Government will release 365 square kilometres of land for gas development to supply Australia’s east coast market.

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10 May 2017
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Budget review: cooking with gas

Gas and pipelines were some of the big winners to come out of last night’s Federal Budget announcement, with plenty of funds aimed at fixing Australia’s energy crisis.

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8 May 2017
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Woodside questions APPEA focus

Woodside Chief Executive Peter Coleman has taken a swipe at the upstream sectors’ peak lobby group, saying it’s too focused on the east coast.

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24 April 2017
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Time to focus on hard issues in gas supply: APGA

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has called for an end to the mud-slinging and myth-peddling that is distracting policy-makers from finding a resolution to the very real problem confronting the nation of a likely shortage of affordable gas in the future.

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21 April 2017
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More gas to reduce emissions: APPEA

Predictable claims by the Climate Council that Australia and the region should reduce the use of natural gas are out of step, says the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

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20 April 2017
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Prime Minister warns gas suppliers

Yesterday’s meeting between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the heads of Australia’s leading gas supply companies and the AEMO generated a lot of hot air.

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12 April 2017
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Crossbench calls for PRRT reform

A majority of the Senate crossbench has called for an overhaul of the petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT), particularly for major offshore LNG projects.

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12 April 2017
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Representatives of the entire energy value chain set to gather at Australian Energy Week

In June this year leaders from the length of the energy supply chain, including both gas and electricity markets, are set to attend and speak at Australian Energy Week.

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29 March 2017
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Autumn edition of Gas Today out now

The latest edition of Gas Today is now available – access your digital edition at the link below.

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28 March 2017
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Markets must work for energy customers: ENA

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) review into retail electricity prices must ensure competitive markets are working for all energy customers, says the Energy Networks Australia (ENA).

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22 March 2017
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Technology can strengthen Australia’s gas advantage

Technology can strengthen the role Australian gas plays in the diverse energy mix beyond 2030 as outlined in a new vision launched today by the gas industry.

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16 March 2017
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Critical energy state front of mind for APPEA 2017

Oil and gas industry stakeholders gathering at Perth’s Convention Centre in mid-May for the annual APPEA Conference will be under no illusions about the critical state of Australia’s energy debate.

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14 March 2017
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South Australia announces energy plan

The South Australian (SA) Government has announced its South Australian Power for South Australians aimed at ensuring more of the state’s power is sourced, generated and controlled in SA.

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14 March 2017
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Industry and government must grasp opportunity: APGA

Major players in the gas industry should seize the opportunity of a meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and federal ministers tomorrow to offer concrete policy suggestions to the government.

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14 March 2017
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ACCC recognises east coast crisis

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman Rod Sims said events following the ACCC’s April 2016 Inquiry into the east coast gas market have confirmed its worst fears.

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10 March 2017
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Gas supply warning a result of flawed state policies: APPEA

The Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) warning of severe gas shortages in eastern Australia as early as next summer is the consequence of many years of policy failure by successive state governments in Victoria and New South Wales, says the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association.

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10 March 2017
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Turnbull calls emergency gas meeting

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called a meeting of east coast gas companies following the release of a dire report from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

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9 March 2017
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Gas development needed for future demand: AEMO

A projected decline in gas production could result in a shortfall of gas-powered electricity generation (GPG) in Australia’s south eastern states, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

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8 March 2017
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Origin boss backs ETS

Origin CEO Frank Calabria has thrown his support behind an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), saying it’s the government’s responsibility to review all options.

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27 February 2017
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Victoria announces $10 million gas study

Victoria has committed $10 million to a study on the potential development of conventional gas discoveries, despite a moratorium in place until 2020.

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